Ink and Pen Notes: Pilot Vanishing Point with Pilot Black Ink

Pilot Vanishing Point Maplewood with Pliot Black Ink cartridges

I inked up the Maplewood Pilot Vanishing Point the day before Halloween. I used an extra fine 18K gold rhodium plated nib and a Pilot Back ink cartridge. The cartridges makes it easy to get the most ink into a Vanishing Point and I like Pilot ink, at least the blue and black Pilot inks.
The pen was inked just over three months which surprised me when I updated the record. It seems like I’m always using the pen. But after some thought it does make sense. I carry the pen a lot, and I frequently use it for note taking. But the times I pick it are when I can benefit from a retractable, clickable fountain pen. It “uncaps” quickly, I make a couple quick notes, and I quickly “cap” it again. So while it’s true I frequently use the pen, I don’t do a lot of writing with it so in retrospect three months shouldn’t be a surprise. Especially using an thin Japanese extra fine nib.
Despite the thin nib, and three months of ink I never had any hard starts or skipping problems. I was tempted to simply pop in a new cartridge but I decided to give other fountain pens a chance so I flushed this one out.

2 thoughts on “Ink and Pen Notes: Pilot Vanishing Point with Pilot Black Ink

  1. Go figure. I had no idea Pilot made a wood Vanishing Point. I guess I missed your review post. Personally I don’t like wooden fountain pens or just wooden pens in general. It reminds me too much of those artisanal hand-turned pens.

    • Hi Peninkillin,
      It’s my only wooden fountain pen and I debated whether or not to get it although mainly due to the price, not the wood. It’s become my favorite VP since it’s just a tad bigger and warmer to hold than the metal versions. But I do see what you mean about the hand-turned pens and I’m not looking to stock up on wooden pens.
      Thanks for reading,

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